The aim of the Committee is to provide a conduit between the NGOs who are interested in applications of space technology and space science and exploration, the United Nations Organization and the space community. The Committee is a forum that draws attention to the potential of space technology applications to areas of interest to NGOs, including e.g. scientific research and exploration, sustainable development, resource management, human development and security; facilitates relations between NGOs and providers of space-based services; exchanges experience in applying space technology to a wide range of Earth bound activities; and informs committee members of the impact of any relevant United Nations actions on outer space related activities.